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North China

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Northern Central Region of China.


  • Henan Province — birthplace of the nation and ancient home to more than 200 emperors from more than 20 dynasties
  • Shanxi Province — Yellow River, mountains, ancient cities and tourist areas.
  • Shandong province
  • Hebei province
  • Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region
  • Tianjin
  • Beijing


Other destinations

There are a number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the region:

There are also other attractions:


This is one of the areas where Chinese civilisation first developed, along the Yellow River.


As anywhere in China, Mandarin is the lingua franca; nearly everyone can speak it. The Mandarin spoken in this region, especially around Beijing, is the standard dialect. Inner Mongolia naturally has many speakers of Mongolian, but many of them speak Mandarin as well. Russian is fairly common as a second language. As elsewhere in China, English is not widespread but some people speak it quite well.

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